In New Jersey, an 8-year-old boy was playing baseball, and attempting to steal third base when he was struck in the chest by a baseball. The opposing team’s catcher was attempting to throw him out. Ian McGreevy got up quickly after he was hit, but quickly fell back to the ground.
A mom, who was there watching her son, sprang into action. “I just saw this beautiful child on the ground, his eyes were wide open, his lips were turning a little blue,” Maureen Renaghan told The Record. “I put my hand on his chest, and I didn’t feel anything.”
She immediately began CPR on McGreevy. By the fourth time she blew air into his mouth, she felt a heartbeat. He choked, turned over, and threw up. He didn’t remember what happened, but did remember his name as well as where he lived. By the time paramedics arrived, he was fully conscious.